False sexual-abuse allegations by children and adolescents: contextual factors and clinical subtypes.

  title={False sexual-abuse allegations by children and adolescents: contextual factors and clinical subtypes.},
  author={Edwin J. Mikkelsen and Thomas G Gutheil and M J Emens},
  journal={American journal of psychotherapy},
  volume={46 4},
The authors review the empirical literature concerning the frequency of false allegations of sexual abuse as well as the case report literature that describes individual episodes of false allegations in detail. The authors then construct a clinical typology that is derived from the literature and their own clinical experience with similar cases. The specific subtypes of the typology are: (1) False allegation in the context of a custody dispute, (2) false allegations resulting from psychological… Expand
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